The identification and utilization of such synergies are the main intention of the project "Synergy of Best Practice” (SBP). Regarding practical training programmes in technology, the Berufliche Oberschule Straubing sets its focus on electrical engineering and metal processing while the Yrkesgymnasiet in Umeå is specialized in structural and wood engineering.
The „Yrkesgymnasiet“ in Umeå is a memeber of ThorenGruppen AB, one of the leading private schools in Sweden with institutions from Malmö in the south to Skellefteå in the north of Sweden. The around 75 students are able to choose from six different branches of education.
The school profile in general is rather similar to the one of the Beruflichen Oberschule (secondary level) in Bavaria. In comparison to traditional secondary schools in Sweden, the Yrkesgymnasiet offers a wide range of different practical courses. Around 50 % of the education programme takes place in local companies.